Thomas N. Way

Birth Date: 
Monday, February 2, 1953
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020

WOOSTER – Thomas N. Way, 67, of Wooster passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born February 2, 1953 in Wooster, the son of Carrol “Red” and Thelma Watts Way.

Thomas retired after 40 years as an auto salesman/mechanic.  He was a member of the Central Christian Church and the Eagles Lodge.  He was an avid bowler and NASCAR fan and enjoyed his family and attending all of their activities.

Surviving are his children Wendy (Ryan) Wile and Chrystal Way both of Wooster; his mother Thelma Way of Wooster; grandchildren Karlie Way, Tristin Way, Britany Safarik and Sydney Wile; siblings Larry (Pam) Way of Wooster and Chip (Judy) Way of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1985, his brother Danny in 2013 and an infant brother Carl.

There will be no calling hours.    A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date..

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the COVID-19 Fund, 1422 Euclid Ave., Ste. 1300, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

COVID-19 Fund, 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH 44115.


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I am so sorry that I did not know that Tom was so sick. My thoughts and prayers for the family. Tom hung our with us alot.

All I can say is wow!

I was so sorry to hear about Tom. Such a great guy! Great sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers to his family ❤️

We had or ups and downs, but lately lots of ups. Sometimes you drove us crazy, but we still love you and all you did for us. Love and will miss you terribly.

So sorry to hear about Tom's passing, he was a great friend.

Larry and family--So sorry just doesn't seem like enough to say but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

I have only find memories of Tom. I’m sorry for your loss. May you feel comfort as you reflect on his life.

I am so very very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a great guy.

That was to have been * fond memories above.

That was to have been * fond memories above.

I wIll miss Tom’s face during worship. Condolences to Thelma and family.

so sorry he is a great friend would stop by the shop just to talk sure will miss him prayers to family and God bless

I am sorry to hear that Tom has passed away. I Remember him as a nice kid on the school bus. My thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s family and friends. Rest in peace Tom.

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a very nice person.

He had a larger than life personality and his laugh was infectious. He will be deeply missed by so many. My thoughts are with the family.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

So sorry to hear about Tommy's passing. Have a lot of great memories. Prayers for all the families

Sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I have known Tom for 40 yrs. At one time we were like brothers & we spent a lot of time together at NASCAR races, in the pool at his home & his garages. Like a lot of brothers, we sort of drifted our separate ways. We reconnected recently on social media & made some plans to get together after the virus pandemic was over. My condolences to the family, which I've known for years. He was truely one of a kind.

My prayers go out to his family!

My sympathy to Tom’s Family. He always had a joke for me when he delivered to the shop and was always happy and kind. I’m sure he will be missed by many.

Im so sorry for your loss He was a great guy I think I might of know him, Prayers and comfort for the family and friends who are close

So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Many good memories of him and your family! May your memories bring you comfort and keep a smile on your hearts. Sending love and prayers ❣️

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you during this difficult time.

So sad to hear that Tom passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you feel God's comforting arms around you through all of this.

So sad to hear that Tom passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! May God's comforting arms hold you close through all of this.

So sorry to hear about your loss. Tom was always a great guy to talk to and we would always kid around with each other . He will be sadly missed. Your in our prayers

I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Prayers for all of his family and friends.

So very sorry to learn of Tom's passing. Blessings of comfort & healing to his beloved family, and his friends who he thought of as extended family. Soar with the angels Tom!!

Tom and I were friends in high school. We occasionally ran into each other throughout the years and it was always nice to play catchup. He was had a sweet soul filled with warmth and humor. My most sincere condolences for your loss. Praying for your peace and comfort and fond memories!

Me and my kids met Tom a few years ago. He was a close friend of my mothers. We would all get together at the Ranch for karaoke night every week. He would attend special functions we may have had and he also would watch and cheer on my oldest daughter bowl at competitions. Most recently he attended her drive by graduation and I will never forget how that conversation went that day. He almost had myself, my mother and my daughter in tears... good tears. He believed in us and made sure that we knew it. He always made sure to tell us how proud he was of our accomplishments and how much good we had to give. He was always a listening ear if we needed one. He was silly and had a very kind heart. He will truly be thought of and missed tremendously. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Heaven gained an amazing angel. Love ya Tom.

Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. May our Lord comfort his family during this time.

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